Peter K. Sand, MDDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Evanston Continence Center
Director, Division of Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Contact Information 
847.570.2750
psand@northshore.org

Education

  • Undergraduate: BS, Medical Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Medical School: MD, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prentice Women's Hospital, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship: Gynecologic Urology and Pelvic Surgery, Memorial Medical Center of Long Beach, University of California, Irvine, CA

Research Interests 

Include female urinary incontinence, urinary retention, irritative voiding systems, including interstital cystitis and chronic urethrotrigonistis, genital prolapse, the epidemiology of urinary incontinence and genital prolapse, and non-surgical treatment of female urinary incontinence with a special focus on alternative treatments.

Honors and Awards

  • New Jersey Masonic Temple Academic Scholarship, 1974.
  • First Annual Ralph Reis Research Award for Pregnancy Following Repeat Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, Chicago, IL, June 1981.
  • Best Paper, ACOG District VI Annual Meeting for Repeat Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, Chicago, IL, 1982.
  • The Purdue-Frederick Award for Repeat Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, at the Annual ACOG Meeting, Atlanta, GA, May 1983.
  • Fourth Annual Ralph Reis Research Award for Methotrexate Inhibition of Normal Trophoblasts In-Vitro, Evanston, IL, June 1984.
  • Evanston Hospital Research Award for Methotrexate Inhibition of Normal Trophoblasts In-Vitro, Evanston, IL, June 1984.
  • Central Prize Award for Conservative Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy with Methotrexate, at the annual Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 1985.
  • Best Paper, Gynecologic Urology Society Annual Meeting for Hysterectomy and Prior Incontinence Surgery as Risk Factors for Failure of Retropubic Urethropexy, Montreal, Canada, October 1986.
  • Best Paper, American Urogynecologic Society Annual Meeting for Cryosurgery versus Dilation and Massage for the Treatment of Recurrent Urethral Syndrome, San Francisco, CA, September 1987.
  • Illinois Award for Cryosurgery versus Dilation and Massage for the Treatment of Recurrent Urethral Syndrome, at the ACOG District VI Annual Meeting, London, England, October 1987.
  • Best Paper, ACOG District VI Annual Meeting for Standing Incremental Cystometry Versus Multichannel Urodynamics for the Diagnosis of Detrusor Instability, Des Moines, IA, September 1998.
  • Award for Research, Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada for Transvaginal Electrical Stimulation in the Treatment of Genuine Stress Incontinence and Detrusor Instability, at the annual meeting, Quebec, PQ, June 1989.
  • Illinois Award for Transvaginal Electrical Stimulation in the Treatment of Genuine Stress Incontinence and Detrusor Instability, at the ACOG District VI Annual Meeting, St. Paul, MN, September 1989.
  • Best Paper, ACOG District VI Annual Meeting for Transvaginal Electrical Stimulation in the Treatment of Genuine Stress Incontinence and Detrusor Instability, St. Paul, MN, September 1989.
  • Best Paper, International Urogynecological Association Annual Meeting for Pelvic Floor Stimulation Treatment of the Low Pressure Urethra, Nimes, France, September 1993.
  • Organon Ovestin Award for Pelvic Floor Stimulation Treatment fo the Low Pressure Urethra, September 1993.
  • President's Award, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons for The Protective Effect of Suburethral Slings on Postoperative Cystocele Recurrence Following Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Lake Buena Vista, FL, March 2001.

Professional Affiliations/Activities

  • (1980-present) American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • (1984-present) American Urogynecologic Society
  • (1985-present) International Continence Society
  • (1985-present) International Urogynecological Association
  • (1985-present) Chicago Gynecological Society
  • (1986-present) American Medical Association
  • (1986-present) Chicago Medical Society
  • (1986-present) Illinois State Medical Association
  • (1994-present) Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
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